105 Outdoor Small Patio, Porch, Deck Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck Design Photos And Ideas

Garden and greenhouse
A small outdoor patio with precast concrete pavers is placed on the west side of the home to soak up the afternoon sun. The patio connects to a series of trails that lead through the forest and to the beach.
Yves Vidal's York Castle in Tangiers, Morocco. Photograph from the Knoll Archive.
On his patio are a table and chairs from the 1968 Ozoo collection by Marc Berthier for Roche Bobois.
Although the home's historic front facade needed to be preserved, the back of the residence was ripe for a remodel. The architects cladded the exterior in eastern cedar. The wood is offset with large expanses of glass, as well as yellow accents to add a playful atmosphere.
Muennig’s Green House utilizes the western sun of the dramatic Big Sur coastline.
Classic butterfly chairs from Universal Patio Furniture are stationed by the pool. The mural is by street artist Morley, a close friend.
Mint's elevated location offers stellar sunset viewing.
The home’s enclosed courtyard sits at “the heart of the structure,” says Baumann, who resides with his wife, Lisa Sardinas, and eight-year-old son, Oskar. “This is clearly the dominant space; everything flexes towards it.” Baumann cast the square concrete floor tiles himself, enlisting the help of his son. A small, neat patch of grass—a playful nod to the archetypal domestic lawn—is edited down to a charming folly.
Philippe Starck’s outdoor chairs for Kartell provide cozy fireside seating. These and the sofa version were selected by Salmela. “They’re very much an art form,” he says.
Private garden with deck
Lucky Diaz spent three and a half months on this project, working all hours to get it done. “It was worth it,” he says. “To have Ella grow up in an original space is a gift that is beyond measure.”
Cleverly placed apertures pierce this skinny residence in Maringá, granting the lush interior an airy feel. On the opposite end of the entrance is a backyard garden with an outdoor grilling station—the hotspot for large parties and family affairs.
The 1968 house’s shape—a rounded triangle topped with a sweeping concrete roofline that suggests a helmet as it rises above huge banks of windows—lends itself totally to Kukkapuro’s philosophy. “It is a structure in waiting, prone to change as the landscape around it—not yet a form, rather a possibility,” he says. “It changes in harmony with the seasons and the moods of its inhabitants.”
Lung Hagem Arkitekter said: "The roof is executed in 270mm thick reinforced concrete with 20mm VIP insulation underneath. The concrete itself is water resistant, thus no additional roofing materials are required. As a result, the roof is a smooth white surface creating a dialogue with the rocky landscape, and giving the cabin its distinctive character."
A terrace sits quietly against the water, not quite indoors and not quite outdoors.
Imagine waking up in a room with a stunning view, eating your breakfast on a terrace, walking to a secluded beach for a short dip in the ocean, then drinking wine near a private pool while watching the sunset. That is exactly what Casa Tiny offers to its guests, who can now rent it through Boutique Homes. The cozy house is located on the Oaxaca Coast in Mexico near Casa Wabi, an artists’ retreat founded by Mexican artist Bosco Sodi.
Passageways such as this one allow coastal breezes to pass through the home and provide light and shadow.
A terrace connects the living spaces.
The addition of an angular backyard arbor, framed by perfumed jasmine, was based on Schindler’s original concept drawings for the home.
The tiny patio is a perfect spot to enjoy the desert air and the starry sky.
The addition of an alfresco tub is perfect for relaxing on starry desert evenings.
Outside, an oval concrete patio echoes the ceiling’s curve. The Hopper table is by Extremis.
Natural light is a given in this home, since each major room features floor-to-ceiling glass panels and sliding doors that are all eight feet high.
The seamless integration of the outdoors is perhaps best sensed via this image. The kitchen opens to a terrace with views straight through to the pool area on the other side allowing for cross-breezes and indoor/outdoor living.
The porch is perfect for entertaining.
A small patio overlooks the swimming pool.
Back patio
A backyard garden with an outdoor grilling station.
The layout of the three buildings creates a private garden space within the site.
A pergola keeps swimmers cool on hot days.
A pool and sun deck on the eastern side of the plot.
A sundeck by the pool.
South terrace
An open central patio.
The Pierre | Olson Kundig
The cantilevered roofs and trim have been carefully painted and restored.  Large windows blend the exterior terrace with the inside living space.
The wraparound porch is enclosed in custom unfinished spruce, and match the slated look of the World Market chairs. MacInnis says that her custom concrete firepit has been a great place to entertain.
Compa and Cook relax on a patio at the western end of the house that overlooks a neighboring farm.
The terrasse.
On the balcony off the master bedroom is a yellow Hatfield Grellow rocker from CB2.
A living wall by Habitat Horticulture brings life to the compact backyard.
Shannon and his wife, Amy, take the air on a small patio in two Acapulco chairs.
Florida couple John Pirman and Steve Tetreault built a new house inspired by the Sarasota School. Today’s FEMA codes required a plinth to lift the house five-and-a-half feet above grade and a roof that can withstand hurricane wind loads, making it a challenge to re-create the lightness of midcentury design, Pirman says.
Plants thrive on the sheltered terrace.
Russell-Clarke tends a small garden.
Lautner designed a house that could only exist in a climate like Southern California. He played with the notion of going indoors and outdoors consistently throughout daily life. Mcllwee points out, “Almost every property Lautner designed has common elements of this indoor/outdoor feel.” This seating area in the middle of the “rainbow” arch looks out to astounding views of the canyon.
One of the most iconic elements of the home is the lava rock that was brought over from Hawaii. It still stands as one of the main structural elements.
The top terrace, outfitted with Eos lounge chairs from Design Within Reach, has an unobstructed view of Herzog & de Meuron’s 56 Leonard Street.
Patio with gas firepit
Swimming pool at rear yard
On warm days, when the glass wall is open, meals in the kitchen have an alfresco feel. The dining table is by Boulevard Furniture and the chairs are by Alejandro Sticotti for Net Muebles.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dwell Magazine : September / October 2017

Whether it's a backyard patio, an infinity pool, or a rooftop terrace, these modern outdoor spaces add to the richness of daily life. Escape into nature, or get lost in city views. Wherever you are, let these outdoor photos take you somewhere new with inspirational ideas for yards, gardens, outdoor tubs and showers, patios, porches, and decks.